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60 Years Peacekeeping1958 - 2018

This year marks the 60th Anniversary of Ireland's first Peacekeeping deployment in 1958.

Since then, Ireland have maintained the longest unbroken service on the front line of peace with over 70,000 individual tours of duty completed by the men and women of Óglaigh na hÉireann.

This year, we remember the 87 members of the Defence Forces who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of Peace.

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Saturday 11 June 2016 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Made Safe Historic Artillery Shell.

A historic Artillery Shell found in a residential area of Dunmore East, Waterford this afternoon was made safe at the scene by the Army Bomb Disposal team.

The Defence Forces deployed the Army Bomb Disposal Team in response to a request from An Garda Síochána after a suspicious device was found in a residential area by members of the public.

A cordon was put in place, with some local residents evacuated from their homes as a safety precaution. The team arrived on scene at 4.50 pm, safely isolated the shell and removed it to a safe military location for further examination. The scene was declared safe at 5 pm.

Legacy munitions from conflicts in the early 20th century can be encountered from time to time, should members of the public find such devices they are advised to maintain a safe distance, inform the Gardaí, who in turn will request Defence Forces assistance.

Other types of call outs would include conventional munition destruction such as old grenades discovered by members of the public, unstable chemicals and also suspect devices found to be hoaxes.

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Press Release Date: Saturday 11 June 2016

For Further Information contact:

Press Officer: Comdt. Pat O'Connor

Tel: 045 49 2502 , 045 49 2503

Mobile : 087 2482130

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